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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Petoskey by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Petoskey, MI E Lansing

$82 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus via Kalamazoo, Mi  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI

$69 - $159

6 alternative options

Train, bus via Grand Rapids  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station Pere Marquette
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI 1484

$79 - $149

Bus  •  12h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI 1484

$70 - $111

Drive  •  6h 30m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Petoskey 362.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Chicago Midway to Pellston  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pellston (PLN) MDW - PLN

$267 - $839

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Petoskey, MI

$189 - $654

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee, drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manistee (MBL) MDW - MBL
  2. Drive from Manistee to Petoskey

$74 - $192

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Petoskey is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Petoskey is to fly and drive which costs $70 - $200 and takes 5h 26m.

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The distance between Chicago and Petoskey is 278 miles. The road distance is 362.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Petoskey without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 15m and costs $80 - $170.

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It takes approximately 10h 15m to get from Chicago to Petoskey, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Petoskey is to bus which takes 11h 3m and costs $65 - $160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $260 - $850 and takes 5h 36m.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 36m and has one stopover.

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Petoskey is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:15 AM in Chicago and 4:15 AM in Petoskey.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Petoskey is 363 miles. It takes approximately 6h 30m to drive from Chicago to Petoskey.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Pellston Airport.

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  • Distance: 277.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 15m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Petoskey, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Petoskey via Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Petoskey, MI in around 11h 3m. Alternatively, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Petoskey every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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There are 38+ hotels available in Petoskey. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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